Beowulf & VMWare

Chris Black cblack at
Wed Oct 30 12:13:20 PST 2002

On Wed, 2002-10-30 at 12:17, Marquardt, Paul wrote:
> The organization I work for has been toying with the idea of server
> consolidation. 
> One of the scenarios presented by the group was to build a Beowulf cluster
> and use VMWare GSX Server to partition it. 
> This solution seems to offer endless ideas of distributed processing and the
> ability to run multiple operating systems on a large clustered platform.
> However, I have been very hard pressed to find information concerning this
> type of an implementation of Beowulf, or VMWare.
> Is this a feasible implementation?
> Has this ever been done?
> Was it successful?

You might consider also looking into User Mode Linux (UML).
I don't have experience with it but have done some reading and it sounds
like it might be well-suited to what you want to do.


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